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People Urged To Check-in With Elderly Neighbours This Christmas

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People throughout Ireland are being urged to check in on their elderly neighbours or relatives this Christmas.

There are more than 100,000 older people who are lonely in Ireland.

Experts say loneliness can be just as harmful to your health as smoking, drinking and obesity.

83 year old Margaret Browne from Dublin has lived alone for more than 30 years after her mother died.

A volunteer from ALONE comes to see her every week which she really looks forward to.

Margaret says "It's great to see her every Tuesday. It's grand to have a chat with her, we just sit there talking and have a cup of tea".


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